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Establishing computed tomography-defined visceral fat area thresholds for use in obesity-related cancer research

Doyle, Suzanne L.; Bennett, Anne Marie; Donohoe, Claire L.; Mongan, Ann Marie; Howard, Julia M.; Lithander, Fiona; Pidgeon, Graham P.; Reynolds, John V.; Lysaght, Joanne


Excess visceral adiposity is associated with increased gastrointestinal cancer risk. Evidence suggests that the systemic inflammation and dysmetabolism observed in visceral obesity underpins this association. Along with magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography is a gold standard for abdominal fat quantification and is routinely available for gastrointestinal cancer research. However, no gender-specific cutoff values are currently available for classifying visceral obesity in white...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Nutrition Research: an international publication for nutrition to advance food and life science research
DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2012.12.007


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